Second in the series from StevieS

Written by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring)

Posted in :Original Content on 2 May 2020 at 10:38

Hi, Sharks fans

I hope you enjoyed the first article in the series.

Our second article saw The Sharks taking on the Highlanders.

Date: 21 March 2003

Tournament: Super 12

Main Match: The Sharks vs Highlanders

Curtain Raiser: House of York College Rovers vs Mr Price Glenwood Falcons



House of York College Rovers                                      Mr Price Glenwood Falcons

Greg Goosen                                      15                           Apie Pieterse

Phil Irving                                          14                           Alistair McCormick

Brad Sparks                                       13                           Werner Breedt

Paul Kendall                                      12                           Riaan Meyer

Braden Ferreira                                11                           MG Nel

Dixie Tyrrell                                       10                          Steve Crause

Tyron Francke                                   9                            Shaun Manning

Tienie Bronkhorst                             8                           Garren Sheahan (c)

Devin Galtrey                                     7                           Darren Letcher

Dave Armour                                     6                           Marais van Wyk

Kurt Hold                                           5                           Rudi Urbach

Waldo Herbst                                    4                           Jono Coetzee

Sean Brannigan                                3                           Petros Methula

Richard Kelly (c)                              2                           Sarel Potgieter

George Holland                                1                           Shaun Stevens




Richard Schwikkard                        16                         Wesley Wagner

Dayle Shortt                                      17                         Brandon Ferez

Ryan Hartslief                                  18                         Brighton Mhlambi

Daren Reed                                       19                         Eugene De Klerk

Heath Wassink                                 20                        Tulani Mtetwa

Dave Row                                          21                         Kevin Francis

Charles Mndaweni                          22                         Darren van Rooyen


Sean Everitt                                     Coach                   Steve Atherton



The Sharks                                                                          Highlanders


Justin Swart                                        15                           Willie Walker

Wylie Human                                      14                           Brad Fleming

Andre Snyman                                    13                           Ryan Nicholas

Rudi Keil                                              12                           Paul Steinmetz

Stefan Terblanche                             11                            Seru Rabeni

Butch James                                       10                           James Arlidge

Craig Davidson                                  9                             Danny Lee

Shaun Sowerby (c)                            8                             Taine Randell (c)

Wayne van Heerden                         7                              Josh Blackie

Luke Watson                                      6                             Kelvin Middleton

Charl van Rensburg                          5                             Simon Maling

Johan Muller                                      4                             Filipo Levi

Deon Carstens                                    3                             Carl Hayman

Gary Botha                                          2                             Anton Oliver

Andre-Henri le Roux                        1                              Carl Hoeft


Etienne Fynn                                     16                           Tom Willis

Eduard Coetzee                                 17                           Joe McDonnell

Greg Rawlinson                                 18                           Samiu Vahafolau

Brad Macleod-Henderson               19                           Ben Herring / Peter Bowden

Ryan Walker                                       20                           Byron Kelleher

Trevor Halstead                                 21                           Illiesa Tanivula

Brent Russell                                      22                           Paul Williams


Kevin Putt                            Coach                                    Laurie Mains

Clinton Isaacs                     Assistant Coach                  Greg Cooper


Note: The spelling of names is as per the match programmes, so apologies for




  • It’s interesting that John Smit hasn’t featured in either of the teams posted and 12 months later he was Springbok captain and a sharks regular starter. Shows what a left field choice he was by Jake White.

  • Comment 1, posted at 02.05.20 15:40:37 by Hulk Reply
  • @Hulk (Comment 1) : Wasn’t he injured?

  • Comment 2, posted at 02.05.20 18:03:46 by StevieS Reply
  • @Hulk (Comment 1) : @StevieS (Comment 2) : John Smit was in the 2003 Bok RWC squad Gary Botha was not, Smit made his debut for the Boks in 2000, so his choice as captain by White was not really out of left field. He had played both prop and hooker for the Boks, and was part of the Bok “leadership team” at the 2003 RWC under Stroolie. He also captained the Boks in a match at the 2003 RWC when Krige was rested. So it wasn’t even Jake White who first made him captain.

  • Comment 3, posted at 04.05.20 13:10:14 by Dancing Bear Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld
    Dancing Bear
  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 3) : I’d forgotten he captained the side in a pool match at RWC 2003.

    I was more commenting on the fact that I believe he was injured, which is why the Sharks were playing Gary Botha.

    I checked some old articles and Smit was injured. We also had Lukas van Biljon in the team at that stage, and he was also injured at a point during the season, which saw Gary start some games.

  • Comment 4, posted at 04.05.20 16:10:21 by StevieS Reply
  • If you see the story on Facebook, worrying week for the Sharks. Am, Mapimpi, du Toit, Bosch, JJ all mentioned as having overseas interest.

  • Comment 5, posted at 08.05.20 20:56:38 by JR Reply

  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 3) : Fair enough. Hadn’t factored in injury.

  • Comment 6, posted at 11.05.20 06:51:56 by Hulk Reply

  • @JR (Comment 5) : Good news today is we have retained Am and Mapimpi. I think it would be a mistake for JJ to leave right now as I believe he has a future as a Bok. Sharks have said they are confident of holding onto Bosch, so now onto the Tank.

  • Comment 7, posted at 15.05.20 21:16:43 by Dancing Bear Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld
    Dancing Bear
  • So is it just Tyler Paul who has left us?

  • Comment 8, posted at 16.05.20 06:50:21 by durbsguy Reply

  • @durbsguy (Comment 8) : Seems like it, Mapimps apparently turning down a R14 000 000 offer in Japan. ????????

  • Comment 9, posted at 16.05.20 09:13:27 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld
    Salmonoid the Subtle
  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 9) : That bodes well for next season. Our boys in their prime not chasing money. There must be a great mood within the squad.

  • Comment 10, posted at 16.05.20 13:42:00 by durbsguy Reply

  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 9) : @durbsguy (Comment 10) : Yes, Eduard Coetzee confirmed that we held onto everyone but Tyler Paul. Held onto Am and Mapimpi despite big overseas offers, and also JJ who had a big overseas offer, with him and Evan Roos we have some superb lock talent in the pipeline, both potential future Boks. And don’t forget we also held onto Thomas du Toit who also had a big overseas offer. Lots of good news all around for the Sharks. Looking forward to a Ward Am partnership next season.

  • Comment 11, posted at 17.05.20 21:40:01 by Dancing Bear Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld
    Dancing Bear
  • Looks like the Sharks are trying to make a bid for Wandisile Simelane from the Lions. So too are WP.

  • Comment 12, posted at 21.05.20 17:50:03 by Choochi Reply

  • So we have confirmation that Mannie and Dan Jooster have been signed up. And LouisS has been released

  • Comment 13, posted at 29.05.20 09:57:26 by Choochi Reply

  • @Choochi (Comment 13) : where is he going?

  • Comment 14, posted at 29.05.20 12:46:56 by StevieS Reply
  • @StevieS (Comment 14) : Article on SS didn’t say

  • Comment 15, posted at 29.05.20 16:04:11 by Choochi Reply

  • @Choochi (Comment 15) : Thanks, I’ve confirmed it.

  • Comment 16, posted at 30.05.20 14:29:24 by StevieS Reply
  • I think he may be off to the Kings, but unconfirmed as yet

  • Comment 17, posted at 30.05.20 20:43:04 by Choochi Reply

  • @Choochi (Comment 17) : Is Cam Wright sticking around?

  • Comment 18, posted at 31.05.20 08:26:57 by Karl Reply

  • @Karl (Comment 18) : I would like to think so but can’t see it happening with Nohamba and the other young kid.

  • Comment 19, posted at 31.05.20 16:21:28 by durbsguy Reply

  • @durbsguy (Comment 19) : Yup, it’ll be great if he can actually get some game time, but Hendrikse and Nohamba are awesome talents

  • Comment 20, posted at 01.06.20 06:59:09 by Karl Reply


Add Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.